Evaluation Test Traditional games in the Philippines These are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments. In the Philippines, due to limited resources of toys of Filipino children, they usually come up on inventing games without the need of anything but the players themselves. With the flexibility of a real human to think and act makes the game more interesting and challenging. Because it is a tradition for Filipinos to play in a bigger and spacious area, most games are usually played outside the house.
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Evaluation Test Traditional games in the Philippines These are games commonly played by children, usually using native materials or instruments. In the Philippines, due to limited resources of toys of Filipino children, they usually come up on inventing games without the need of anything but the players themselves.
With the flexibility of a real human to think and act makes the game more interesting and challenging. Because it is a tradition for Filipinos to play in a bigger and spacious area, most games are usually played outside the house.
Some games are played or held during town fiestas in the provinces. These games of Filipino children include the following: Agawan Base There are two teams with two bases. How many players on each team depends on the players. There are two bases which each team claims as their own. There are several variations in which the rules are changed, in some, you can connect other items on the base so you can easily touch the base. There are usually set points, such as first team to tag the other team 5 times wins.
You can tag other people who has touched their base before you and are on the opposite team. The players in the corners will try to exchange places by running from one base to another. Bahay-Bahayan A role-playing game where children act as members of an imaginary family, sometimes to the extent that one of them becomes the family "pet. Bahay-Kubo A hand-clapping game generally involving 4 people. They are split into two pairs, a pair having 2 people facing each other, and all members from both pairs facing the center the two pairs being perpendicular to each other.
Each pair then does a hand clapping "routine" while singing the "bahay kubo. Bati-Cobra This is a hitting and catching game. This game is played outdoors only by two or more players.
To play this game, 2 pieces of bamboo sticks 1 long, 1 short are required. A player acts as a batter and stands opposite the others players at a distance. The batter holds the long bamboo stick with one hand and tosses the short one with the other hand. The batter then strikes the shorter stick with the longer stick. The other players will attempt to catch the flying shorter stick. Whoever catches the stick gets the turn to be the next batter.
If nobody catches the stick, any player can pick it up. The batter then puts down the longer stick on the ground. The holder of the shorter stick will throw it with the attempt to hit the longer stick on the ground. If the longer stick is hit, the hitter becomes the next Batter. If the player with the shorter stick misses to hit the longer one, the same batter will continue.
The leader of team A goes to the priest and whispers one of the names of the players of team B. Then he returns to his place and the priest calls out, "Lapit! One of the players of team B should approach the priest, and if it happens to be the one whom the leader of team A mentioned, the priest will say, "Boom" or "Bung! Buwan-Buwan A rough circle is drawn on the ground and one person from the group is tagged. He is not allowed to enter the circle, but instead has to touch one of the people inside the circle without having entered it.
If he succeeds, he can enter the circle, and the person touched becomes the next one tagged. Calahoyo "Hole-in" This is an outdoor game by two to ten players. A small hole is dug in the ground, and a throwing line is drawn opposite the hole approx 5 to 6 metres 16 to 20 ft away from the hole.
A longer line is drawn between the hole and the throweing line. Each player has a pamato and an anak. All the anak are placed on the throwing line, and players try to throw their pamato into the hole from the throwing line. The Player whose pamato is in the hole or nearest the hole will have the chance for the first throw. Using the pamato, the first thrower tries to hit the anak, attempting to send it to the hole. Players take turns in hitting their anak until one of them gets into the hole, with the players taking turns a complete round and so on.
The game goes on until only one anak is left outside the hole. The winners hit their anak with their pamato. The muchacho picks up the pamato and returns it to the owner. The winners repeat throwing as the muchacho keeps on picking up and returning the pamato as punishment.
Winners who fail to hit their respective anak will stop throwing. The objective is to tire the loser as punishment. When all are through, the game starts again. Chinese Garter Two people hold both ends of a stretched garter horizontally while the others attempt to cross over it.
The goal is to cross without having tripped on the garter. The higher rounds demand dexterity, and the players generally leap with their feet first in the air, so their feet cross over the garter, and they end up landing on the other side. Also, with the higher levels, doing cartwheels to "cross" the garter is allowed. Juego de Anillo A game notably Spanish in influence.
The name literally translates to "game of rings. Players sit in a circle with the leader in the middle. Each player adopts a name of a tree or flower that is given by the leader.
The leader recounts the story of a lost bird that was owned by a king. Did you find it, Ylang-Ylang? If a player cannot answer after the third count, he or she is made to deposit a thing he or she owns to the leader until the leader has been able to gather a lot of things from the members. The "It" may tag players who remain on the ground, but not those who are standing in the "langit" heaven. The tagged player then becomes "It" and the game continues. Lawin at Sisiw "Hawk and Chicken" This game is played by 10 or more players.
It can be played indoors or outdoors. The chickens stand one behind the other, each holding the waist of the one in front. The hen stands in front of the file of chickens. While the hawk is asleep, the chicken will return to the hen.
The Hawk wakes up and tries to get back the chicken he bought while the hen and other chickens prevent the hawk from catching the chicken. If the hawk succeeds, the chicken is taken and punished.
If the hawk fails to catch the chicken, the hawk will try to buy another chicken. A starting point is set by all the players, giving enough runway for the players to achieve a higher jump, so as not to hit the tinik.
Players of the other team start jumping over the tinik, followed by the other team members. This games is usually played during town fiestas, particularly in the provinces. The objective of the participants is to be the first person to reach the prize—a small bag—located at the top of the bamboo pole.
The small bag usually contains money or toys. Whoever succeeds in throwing the cue ball nearest to the place that they have agreed upon will play first.
The next nearest is second, and so on. Pitik-Bulag This game involves 2 players. One covers his eyes with a hand while the other flicks a finger pitik over the hand covering the eyes. The person with the covered eyes gives a number with his hand the same time the other does. If their numbers are the same, then they exchange roles in the game. Sambunot Sambunot is a Philippine game which may be played outdoors by ten or more players, but not to exceed twenty.
The goal in the game is to get the coconut husk out of the circle. A circle is drawn on the floor, big enough to accommodate the number of players. A coconut husk is placed at the center of the circle. The players position themselves inside the circle. Players may steal the coconut husk from another player in an attempt to be the one to take the husk put of the circle. A player who is successful in getting out of the circle with the coconut husk wins, and the game starts again.
The one with most number of kicks wins the game. Sipa is also the term used for the Filipino variant of Sepak Takraw. Ten-Twenty A game involving 2 pairs, with one utilizing a stretched length of garter. One pair faces each other from a distance and has the garter stretched around them in such a way that a pair of parallel lengths of garter is between them. The members of the other pair, then begin doing a jumping "routine" over the garters while singing a song "ten, twenty, thirty, and so on until one hundred.
Each level begins with the garters at ankle-height and progresses to higher positions, with the players jumping nimbly on the garters while doing their routines. Player A hitter and Player B as the catcher. Played outside on the ground where you dig a small square hole slanted where you put the small wood so it sticks out. Player A hits the wood with the stick so it catches air enough to be hit by the stick. The further the wood gets hit the more points you get usually counted by the number of stick length Player B on the other hand has to anticipate and catch the small piece of wood to nullify the points and become his turn OR looks forward to Player A to miss hitting the wood.
Traditional games in the Philippines
Kapos kapalaran, Humanap ng iba A variation on the game is an incorporated action according to the lyrics. An example is "Si Nena", a song about a girl named Nena, starting when she was born. The song progresses with the life story of Nena, i. After she died, one player would act like a ghost and catches the other players.
LARO NG LAHI
As kids we had made bounds and leaps to make past time - fun time. I remember when I was a kid; I used to play lot of the Larong Lahi with my cousins and neighbors. These Larong Lahi usually played using the native materials or instruments. And due to limited resources of the toys, young Filipinos used their creativity of creating and inventing games without the need of anything but the players themselves and make the game more interesting and challenging. The Filipino games bring good memories of friendship and fun among those who have played it. It brings a smile among our elders whenever they remember the days when they used to play it. It brings out the child among our parents when they mention it, and vividly remembering their childhood playmates and the neighborhood where they use to play it.